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Carrie Peffley

Job Title

  • Instructor in Philosophy
    Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

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Peffley is completing a Ph.D. dissertation on 13th century metaphysics at the University of Cambridge. Her area of specialization is in medieval philosophy (Latin and Arabic) and she has written on Neo-Platonism, the Neo-Aristotelian tradition, al-Farabi, Aquinas, and Nominalism. Her interests also include medieval and contemporary ethics, as well as the relationship between philosophy and theology.

Started at Bethel

2008

Education

  • Bethel College - B.A., 2002
  • Marquette University - M.A., 2004
  • Cambridge University - M.Phil, 2006

Biography

I first became interested in philosophy after taking a World Literature course in my high school. So I was one of those weirdos who actually entered the university as a philosophy major. As an undergraduate at Bethel, I was quickly drawn to the medieval period of philosophy, due to its focus on the relationship between faith and reason. And as I furthered my study in graduate school, I continued to focus on medieval philosophy and metaphysics. And at Cambridge, I was happily able to focus on two other interests: listening to good Renaissance choral music and European traveling.

Areas of expertise

Peffley is completing a Ph.D. dissertation on 13th century metaphysics at the University of Cambridge. Her area of specialization is in medieval philosophy (Latin and Arabic) and she has written on Neo-Platonism, the Neo-Aristotelian tradition, al-Farabi, Aquinas, and Nominalism. Her interests also include medieval and contemporary ethics, as well as the relationship between philosophy and theology.

Website

https://bethelphilosophyblog.blogspot.com